A crochet puff stitch is a textured stitch in crochet that creates a raised, puffy cluster of stitches.
It is made by working multiple incomplete stitches into the same stitch or space and then completing them all at once, forming a "puff" or cluster.
This stitch adds dimension and interest to crochet projects.
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What Type of Stitch Is Used to Make Puff Stitches?
A puff stitch is made up of a series of loops rather than stitches. These loops are made by yarning over and inserting your hook into the designated stitch or space, yarn over again, and pull up a loop.
You repeat this process multiple times (the number of times depends on the specific pattern), creating a set of loops on your hook.
Finally, you yarn over and pull through all the loops on the hook, securing the puff stitch.
The yarn over is essential for building up the height and volume of the puff stitch.
How many loops are in a puff stitch?
The number of loops in a puff stitch will vary, and you might see puff stitches with 3 to 7 loops, but the exact number can be specified in the pattern instructions.
Always refer to the pattern you are using to get the accurate number of loops for the puff stitch in that particular design.
How high do you pull up loops for puff stitches?
The height to which you pull up loops for a puff stitch can vary depending on the specific pattern instructions you are following.
However, in a typical puff stitch, you will yarn over and pull up loops to a height that creates the desired puffiness and texture.
Generally, you will pull up the loops to a height that is a bit taller than the surrounding stitches to achieve the distinctive "puff" effect.
How to Make a 7-loop puff stitch
Here are instructions for making a 7-loop puff stitch. This can easily be adjusted by decreasing or increasing the number of loops to create smaller or larger puff stitches.
Yarn over hook (YO) and insert the hook into a stitch. Yarn over the hook (YO), and pull the yarn back up through the stitch. You will have three loops on the hook.
Yarn over the hook (YO), and insert hook back into the same stitch, yarn over hook (YO), and pull yarn through the stitch., You will have five loops on the hook.
Yarn over the hook (YO), and insert hook back into the same stitch, yarn over hook (YO), and pull yarn through the stitch. You will have seven loops on the hook.
Yarn over the hook (YO), and pull through all seven loops, chain 1 to secure the puff stitch.
This completes a puff stitch.
Learn To Crochet
If you are new to crochet and would like to learn more. You might like these:
- Basic crochet stitches for beginners
- How to crochet for beginners
- Crochet terms and abbreviations
- How to read a crochet pattern for beginners
- How to read a yarn label
- How to hold yarn when crocheting
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